Homeless man fatally stabbed in Echo Park; Boyle Heights cemetery prepares for mass burial

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MOrning Report

  • A 66-year-old homeless man who lived in the 101 Freeway underpass at Alvarado Street in Echo Park was found Monday after being apparently stabbed to death.  The victim,  Charles Smith, an Air Force veteran who had been featured in an L.A. Times story in June, had been provided with an apartment in Baldwin Hills by government agencies. But he returned to live in the underpass, telling the Times that he had no T.V. and “I don’t know anybody” there. L.A. Now
  • The remains of 1,379 persons will be buried today in a mass grave at the Los Angeles County Crematory Cemetery in Boyle Heights. The remains are of those whose bodies went unclaimed for a two year period. Daily News
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  1. Is that the wake up call this city needs?
    Why on God’s earth would our mayor even have thoughts about hosting the olympics when our own backyard is in dire need of help??
    Work on our out of control homeless situation, fix our roads restructure and upgrade our infrastructure….then think about entertaining the world.

  2. For all you goodie goods that think just giving the homeless free housing is the solution to the problem. This guy returned to the danger of the streets because there was no TV in his apartment.

    • I live right by that overpass. They have tons of T.V’s. No power but plenty T.V.s.

      Pretty sure the interviewer miss understood him. He said I.V.’s not T.V’s….

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